Last one from London, I promise, but how could I let this out when Her Majesty The Queen also attended. If it’s good enough for her (actually for the British Fashion Council, but still) it’s good enough for me for sure.
So the intention was to present the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design on LFW to recognise “the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy, [and] be awarded annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows talent and originality, whilst demonstrating value to the community and/or sustainable policies”. What a great idea it is! I’m sure the young designer got more attention than ever, even if most of this attention was mainly on the Queen herself.
But giving credit where credit is due, this is a great collection to draw attention to. A bit Balenciaga-like, if you ask me, but plenty of nice solutions, like the “tongue-in-cheek take on Balmoral,” as Quinn called it, referring to Her Majesty’s usual more casual outfits, you know with the headscarf tied under the chin and all. Plus strong silhouettes, bright but dark floral prints and polka dots on full force and also some seriously funny moto-chic vibe in this eclectic mix, which seemed to amuse the Queen too.
This last photo must be my favourite this year so far, and I’m pretty sure it will be hard to top. If for nothing else, the whole show was worth for only her smile.
What do you think?
Photos via vogue.co.uk